Into the wilds…

We have talks on a range of subjects, covering all the phyla – amphibians, reptiles, fish and small invertebrates, through to mammals. Speakers range from students to professionals. Numerous field meetings take place throughout the year, usually visiting local nature reserves in Dorset and Hampshire. The BNSS Museum has many zoological exhibits from around the world.

Crocodile Skull


Animals NEWS

Photography Competition 2023

May 11, 2024

Thank you to everyone who entered the Photography Competition 2023. View all the Adult Winners and all the Young Explorer entries HERE. A photo book of all the Entries is now available to purchase at a cost of £12 per copy. With grateful thanks to Eleni Dimitriou, former Chair of Photography, for organising the Photography Competitions […]

Great Big Dorset Hedge

October 18, 2023

Many of you will have attended the talk about the Great Big Dorset Hadge Project given by Julie Leah on Tuesday 3rd October. More information about the project and how to volunteer for it was given in Julie’ last slides which you can view here

BNSS Photography Competition 2022 Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

April 14, 2023

The BNSS Photography Competition 2022 Exhibition and Awards Ceremony will take place on: 22nd April 2023 at: 2.30pm-6pm Event will be “in house” in the BNSS Lecture Theatre details of results here

Snakes in the Heather

April 22, 2022

Following on from our recent talk the following may be of interest. Find out more and help conserve the smooth snake by:​ Buying your copy of ARC’s children’s story book: Reading about the project:​ Volunteering with ARC:​ Becoming an ARC member:​ Signing-up to ARC eNews:​ Sponsoring the smooth snake:​ Following ARC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedinand […]

BNSS Launches 2021 Photographic Competition

March 31, 2021

New Chair of Photography Eleni Dimitriou has launched the 2021 Photographic Competition with 3 categories Plants & Fungi, Landscapes and Wildlife. For full details see poster below.

Mosquitoes, covid-19 & dogs

March 1, 2021

In a ‘Zoom’ talk in January entitled “From mosquito bites to sniffer dogs” new BNSS member and volunteer, entomologist Dr. Sophie Wulff, gave us insight into the work going on at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She started by describing what is known about how female mosquitoes detect humans in order […]